There’s a place on the other side of the sun called Homework Land, and it’s not much fun. Everyone studies from morning till night. There’s no time to go skating or go fly a kite.

There’s no time for watching cartoons on TV. There’s no time for building a house in a tree. There’s not even time to eat any ice cream. And the worst part of all is there’s no time to dream.

Arithmetic, Science and Grammar and Spelling, History, Reading, there’s really no telling if the homework will ever come to an end. I feel sorry for kids in Homework Land.

I’ve decided that I should help them escape. I’ll chart out a plan, then I’ll make it take shape. I’ll burn all their papers and pencils and books; I’ll stash tests in weird places where nobody looks.

I’ll drain out the ink from each one of their pens. And I’ll throw all their teachers in lion-filled dens. I’ll chop all their desks up into firewood, and erase all the words on their blackboards for good.

Then I’ll rescue the children who never have fun from the world on the other side of the sun. And Homework Land will no longer exist. Then The Village of Chores will be next on my list.

Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration by Kseniya Shagieva

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Creativity

1. Can you imagine what the buildings look like in Homework Land?

2. Who do you think are the King and Queen of Homework Land?

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